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If you would paint your landscape with brilliance, or with
bewitching pastel tints; if you wish colorful border clumps,
or if you grow your flowers for cutting and indoor enjoy-
ment, the Iris, in some form or species, will fill the need.
The collecting of fine irises, like the accumulating of rare
paintings or antiques, is a fascinating and inspiring hobby.
And best of all, no group of flowers presents fewer obstacles
Take a step forward and treat yourself to the thrill and
satisfaction of owning and growing some — or at least one
real novelty iris.
As you would regard an opera performance, or a ticket to
the world's series, or an object d'art for the home, so is one
of the recent new irises an acquisition to be treasured, and
one in which you will experience a rare feeling of pride in
For your friend who gardens, it is the gift supreme!
Among the world's finest and most varied collections is the
planting in our gardens. The beginner with flowers, with
only a small sum to spend, will find a wealth of beauty
obtainable for a modest outlay. And likewise, the estate
owner and others to whom expense is a secondary con-
sideration will find the ultimate in rarity and perfection
offered within these pages.
Modern Iris history
is written in the
introduction of the
distinct new things
from five breeders
as set forth on the
next page and sev-
eral pages following
For the Amateur or
20c to $30
You'll find them all here
Aeiu for 1939
FROM DR. R. E. KLEINSORGE
This year we offer three most distinct new color innovations: AZTEC
COPPER, BUCKSKIN, and OLD PARCHMENT. The doctor has been grow-
ing and hybridizing iris for more than 15 years, and is known for such
things as Kalinga, Itasca, Far West, Treasure Island, and the great Ormohr,
all of which rank as milestones in iris breeding.
FROM DAVID HALL
Mr. Hall, an attorney residing in the suburbs of Chicago, has the iris world
agog with his most recent seedlings. His MODISTE won the Highly Com-
mended award in 1937, and last year scores of competent judges visiting
his garden were astounded by the high quality of his newer things. We
offer herewith four of these: BERMUDA SAND, ROSELAND, TOKEN, and
VICTORY. Mr. Hall is one of the Directors of the American Iris Society.
FROM E. G. LAPHAM
An Elkhart, Indiana, rubber manufacturer, who toys with iris solely for
pleasure and has produced such reds as Jerry and Christabel, and the
well known pinks, Eloise Lapham and Ethelwyn Dubuar. He is a promi-
nent iris judge whose services are in wide demand each season, and is a
member of the Editorial Board of the American Iris Society. This year we
bring you his fiery RED GLEAM and the exquisite SPRING IDYL.
FROM DR. A. C. WILHELM
Another Chicago resident who has recently advanced to the forefront with
his productions. Dr. Wilhelm is an optometrist whose hobby for many
years has been iris. He grows them by the acre without thought of remuner-
ation other than the pleasure of seeing them bloom and the joy of creating
something new and worthy. His STAINED GLASS is unique and is the
first one of his thousands of seedlings to be introduced.
FROM FRED DE FOREST
Tucked away in the little story-book hamlet of Alpine, Oregon, we found a
collection of seedlings of exceptional merit produced by a man who lives
and breathes and thinks naught but iris while pursuing his daily farm
routine. Two of them, GOLDEN SLIPPERS and GLOWPORT, appear on
the following pages, and are offered at ridiculously low prices that you
may easily acquaint yourself with the work of this newcomer to the intro-
Ever on the alert for an entirely
new departure in iris color, the
iris grower who thought the end
of the road was close at hand will
experience a tremendous thrill
when first his gaze alights on
AZTEC COPPER! A rare and
subtle blend of smokey violets
and subdued coppers, blended
and washed together in lovely
harmony to baffle description. A
positively huge flower with
broad hafts and leathery sub-
stance, wonderfully branched.
36 to 40 inches. Each $25.00
Note the ideal shape and fine
carriage of this new and aptly
named tan self. The stalks rise
to a height of four feet, bearing
close to a dozen great blooms
with large closed standards and
wide flaring falls. This is far and
away ahead of other tan iris now
on the market, a remarkable
color to use with the blues, yel-
lows, creams, or bronzy reds.
The famous seedling No. 36-71 from
David Hall, and about which so
much has been said and written.
Some call it a glorified and gigantic
more colorful Jean Cayeux, with
both standards and falls heavily
ruffled. General effect is a light
coffee-tan with a glint of gold. It
towers over Jean Cayeux in stature,
does not fade, and is a rapid in-
creaser and free bloomer. The color
is difficult to describe, since it is not
at all dull, but very bright and
lively. Each $15.00
"Because it is so neat" — pure gold-
en yellow, including the beard. A
perfectly fashioned flower of medi-
um size and height, with a mass of
bloom and many branches. The
tendency among breeders has
been toward giant size and great
height, but GOLDEN SLIPPERS is
a garden flower, born to spill its
myriads of clean cut daffodil yel-
low blossoms about in rank profu-
sion. Increases rapidly.
Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
Discovered last spring among the seed-
lings of Mr. DeForest. A positive self of
rich wine red, without the purple influ-
ence and almost devoid of haft mark-
ings, the beard bronze-yellow. The
owner valued this most highly and had
accumulated several splendid clumps.
We promptly bought the entire stock
and now pass on to you this most excel-
lent ruby red iris at a fraction of its
potential introductory value. Tall, well
branched, does not fade in hottest sun.
Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
Creamy white with a golden buff
overlay, a most unusual color
break and a distinctly beautiful iris.
Standards are domed and closed,
falls flaring and rather tailored in
appearance. The fine lines show-
ing in the photograph are a bit mis-
leading, for the flower is actually a
self, unmarred by veinings of any
other color. Three feet tall, low
branched, a very fine grower. This
novelty is further indication of the
great versatility in Dr. Kleinsorge's
iris breeding. Each $15.00
Another top-notcher from David Hall,
with buffy rose standards and berry red
falls edged lighter — a splendid garden
effect of bright rose pink. Of extra large
size, the flowers having an over-all
spread of eight inches! It is a strong
grower, 38 inches tall, and never re-
guires staking in rain or wind. Very
late; in the Chicago area it lasts until
late June. This magnificent iris has a
lustrous guality that causes it to fairly
shine in the sun. Each $15.00
Years of painstaking work in hybridiz-
ing by Mr. Lapham have brought forth
several of our finest reds and pinks.
Now comes this newest and reddest of
all reds, a color so startling and so vivid
that critics declare, "It is almost scarlet! "
Standards are of about the same inten-
sity of color as the falls, but the latter are
very velvety in texture and thus appear
slightly darker. About the size and
shape of Garden Magic. Height 36
inches. Very few plants. Each $25.00
Noted for its daintiness, both in form and in color. A milk white,
shading into orchid pink at the top of the standards and the bottom
of the falls, with lemon beard. Tall wiry stems, the delicate blossoms
amply spaced, give promise of great favor as a cut flower in addition
to its special landscape value. An apple blossom effect, light and
airy. Very limited stock. Each $10.00
A copper red self, one of the most brilliant iris we have ever seen
when viewed with the sun behind it. In such a light it resembles
nothing guite so much as stained glass . . . rich, glowing, almost
aflame! Make no mistake, this is not a red iris, but a solid copper of
a reddish tone, the same all over except for the bronze yellow beard.
Shown in the Chicago exhibit in 1938, it was given the AIS award of
Highly Commended. It is the second iris so honored to be introduced
by us, Modiste having won the laurels the previous year.
Many gualified critics have seen this new iris and the usual pro-
nouncement is "a glorified Mary Geddes". Carrying much of the
same salmony-orange-brown blended effect of this well known vari-
ety, TOKEN is a far finer individual flower — larger, of better form,
and with smoothly colored falls. Standards are old gold flushed rose,
falls rosy brown-red, with very little haft venation. It does not fade
and is a husky grower, 38 inches tall., with blooms having a 7-inch
spread. Each $10.00
A striking violet purple of great size
and excellent form on 44-inch very
strong stems; branching and place-
ment good. A richly colored self,
with inconspicuous bluish beard.
Standards are domed and the
widely flaring falls are entirely de-
void of haft markings. The origina-
tor says that this iris is very much
admired by men. Each $10.00
A NEW IRIS MOVIE IN COLOR
Now you may enjoy your favorite flower in
natural color during those long winter
evenings, or renew their association any
other season of the year when the actual
flowers have long since passed.
We announce the release of a complete
new film showing every phase of iris
growing . . . our gardens in the height of
bloom, masses of flowers in the
extensive display gardens, acres
of them in the nursery rows . . .
scores of individual specimens,
the newest and rarest, seedlings
not even as yet on the market.
Have your garden club contact
us now for bookings for the com-
ing season. Full details sent
AND HERE IS
A 24-page booklet, "LET'S TALK
ABOUT IRIS", crammed full of
information about iris growing,
is yours for the asking. It was
sent to all customers of record
last year. If you do not now
have a copy please ask for it.
JAMES BAIRD FARM, NEW YORK, at the height of the iris
season. Most of theses plants came originally from Cooley's
Gardens, 3000 miles away.
9*Ui< from New
One of the very feiv perennials which knows no bounds o
climate or geography .... we have shipped them to Alask
and to New Zealand, and they grow and bloom lustily i
both places and in a thousand intermediate spots both her
and abroad. North and South, in every state, Cooley's Irist
Dwarfs, Intermediates and Fall Bloomers
on pages 40 and 41.
ALINE Each $2.00
A truly lovely clean pure blue, large in size, on
tall stems. This iris possesses an unusual enamel-like
lustre which sets it apart from all other blues. Stock
is scarce, hence it would be wise to order early.
ALLIES Each 25c; 3 for 50c
A French autumn flowering iris that has the habit
of flowering intermittently throughout the summer as
well as in spring and fall. Color is a combination of
red-brown and fawn, a bit on the order of Dauntless.
Rhizomes usually small but the flowers are of large
size and the plants free blooming.
ALLUWE Each 35c
A new type variegata blend from Hans Sass.
Standards of yellow with a peachy suffusion, falls
very long, of a ruddy tone shading into gold at the
edges. Extra late, very tall.
ALTA CALIFORNIA Each 30c; 3 for 75c
Standards clear yellow, falls deep yellow, faintly
bronzed. One of the tallest of all irises, very popular
among the new yellows, a reliable performer in
Minnesota as well as New England and California.
The large blossoms are of firm smooth texture, pro-
duced on splendid stems. Shown in color on page 39.
AMENTI Each $1.00
A Sass introduction of 1936. Grayish vinaceous
standards, light mauve falls, pale yellow beard. This
is a lovely pastel described by one admirer as a dif-
ferent Pres. Pilkington. The flowers are large, on
finely branched stalks.
AMIGO Each $3.00
Remember the old B. Y. Morrison? In this new in-
troduction from the Longfield Iris Farm we have a
flower of similar type, with light lavender standards
and very deep hyacinth violet falls, edged the color
of the standards and margined white. Of Dominion
form and pansy-like texture.
AMITOLA Each $2.00
Another Sass variety of 1937, something along the
lines of Rameses in coloring, but coming from the
originators of that Dykes Medal winner it can be
relied upon to be a real and distinct novelty.
ANAKIM Each $1.50; 3 for $3.50
Gigantic lavender, so outstanding in its color class
as to defy all predecessors. Despite its colossal size,
the flowers are graceful in effect, well carried on
stems over four feet tall. The extremely broad falls
are a noticeable feature. One of the parents of the
new Wm. Mohr seedling, Ormohr.
ANGELUS Each $10.00
A new pink blend, size and shape of Depute Nom-
blot, of which it is a seedling. In color it is a bright
light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just below
the lemon beard. Throughout the center of the flower
there is a delicate infusion of lemon yellow. Because
of its size, heavy texture, and broad falls, it ranks as
one of the very best of recent pink introductions. Pro-
duced in Wisconsin, its hardiness is beyond question.
Height about three feet.
ANITRA Each $5.00
Beautiful shapely pale blue, color of the old vari-
ety Celeste, but of great size and splendid form. This
is quite likely the finest blue iris ever originated by
the Sass Brothers. Shown on page 7.
ANNDELIA Each 20c; 3 for 50c
One of the last to bloom, a dainty pink plicata that
produces a lavish amount of ruffled blossoms. Seldom
offered. Rather low growing habit.
ANNE MARIE CAYEUX Each 35c; 3 for 90c
The smooth, soft tones of this iris are indescrib-
able. The introducer says "a blending of the sky's
colors at sunset and those of a pigeon's throat." The
flowers are very large, of a thick and leathery sub-
stance. The whole effect is wonderfully beautiful —
soft rosy heliotrope blended with grayish amber,
APRICOT Each $8.00
A seedling of Far West, a solidly colored golden
apricot self. The individual flowers are of medium to
large size, with a slight fluting and ruffling in both
standards and falls. Height about 3 feet. A Kleinsorge
origination which we introduced last year and which
is especially desirable because of its beauty at close
range, when seen across the garden, or under arti-
ficial light indoors. Stock very limited this year.
Shown on page 14.
York to Arizona
ire known and cultivated, and become ever more popular
•ach succeeding year. You, too, if you lire in a spot where
i garden can be grown, may have complete confidence that
■ tock bought from us will arrive in perfect condition, and,
cith reasonable care, grow anil thrive and bloom to your
Circumstances having made necessary a change of residence to
Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Baird moved the irises shown opposite to
this new home. They now adorn the grounds equally as well as
they did in New York.
AT DAWNING Each $3.00
Appropriately named huge flower of arbutus pink
and brilliant rose, light yellow at the throat. There
is a pearly suffusion in the standards. Stalks are very
strong and hold the flowers well aloft on excellent
AUTUMN FROST Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A large flowered pure white, with golden haft and
beard. A fall bloomer.
AVONDALE Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Very large flower of subdued shades of copper,
bronze and violet, beautifully blended. A reddish
bronze effect in the garden, with very brilliant golden
beard. Height 3 feet. Awarded an H. M. by the iris
society in 1936.
AZTEC COPPER Each $25.00
Something entirely different in color, offered
among this season's new ones. See page 5.
BALLET GIRL Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Pure blush pink, soft and daintily colored, with
large rounded flaring falls. Its daintiness and grace
are indeed suggestive of a dancing girl. Above aver-
age size in the pink class, this clearly colored intro-
duction from H. P. Sass and Robert Schreiner is bound
to win popularity on account of its exquisite coloring
and unusual charm.
BEOWULF Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
True maroon red, carrying neither the usual pur-
ple nor the oftimes coppery tone peculiar to red iris.
Of full Dominion velvetiness, with standards and
falls both carrying the uniform deep maroon color.
A seedling of Grace Sturtevant, produced by Robert
Schreiner and introduced in 1936. Large, early
blooming, well branched.
BERMUDA SAND Each $15.00
Lovely sand-tan, or golden sand. A gigantic flower
listed among this years introductions on page 8.
BLACKAMOOR Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Dusky dark purple, with a metallic sheen and blue
beard. The great flowers are very long in appear-
ance, and the odd lustre gives them a certain indi-
viduality seen in no other sort. Free blooming with
purple tinged foliage Very fine.
BLACK WINGS Each 35c; 3 for 75=
Those who have been looking for a black iris will
find that the quest almost ends here. The actual color
is midnight blue, with a frosty lustre on the velvety
falls. A big flower, easily grown, and one of the most
popular varieties in commerce. Runner up for Dykes
BLUE DANUBE Each $5.00
An English introduction, a rich de°o blue self.
Said to approach the coloring of an anchusa. with a
blue tipped beard. We have not seen it but will flower
it here this spring.
BLUE PETER Each $2.50
Highly praised very deep blue, extra brilliant. Tall
and stately, reaching 40 inches, with very large well
placed blooms. Limited stock.
BLUE SPIRE Each $3.50
As the name indicates, a very tall and classically
beautiful flower. The newest blue from Milliken, who
has put out such things as Sierra Blue, Shining Waters,
Pale Moonlight and Blue Peter. He regards this as
BLUE TRIUMPH Each $1.50
Very pale blue, of soft even tone but heavy sub-
stance. Huge stalks, carrying from 12 to 15 flowers,
widely set apart. Produced by Mr. Grinter, who gave
us Garden Magic and Missouri.
BROWN BETTY Each $1.00
Blended shades of cinnamon and other browns,
with some copper and lavender intermingled. Very
distinct and beautiful in its native California, but in-
clined to lush growth and a bit erratic here in the
BRUNHILDE Each $2.00
Very dark uniform violet blue self, including an
unusual blue beard. A most regal iris that will be
particularly welcome because of its color intensity
and unusually smooth finish. The flowers are of per-
fect flaring form, the stalks low and widely branched,
carrying up to 20 buds. Beautiful under artificial
light. A Carl Salbach introduction of 1934.
BUCKSKIN Each $10.00
No iris was ever more appropriately named. A
big husky new one; see page 5.
BURNING BRONZE Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A dark but blazing metallic red, a flower of great
size, and one of the superfine seedlings grown by
America's foremost hybridist, Dr. Ayres. This spec-
tacular flower created a sensation when shown at the
AIS meeting in Freeport in 1933, and some critics
pronounced it the finest red iris in existence. It dif-
fers from most others in its bronzy finish. H. M. AIS
1933. See page 35.
CAFE AU LAIT Each $17.50
A lovely blend, soft creamy tan, with orange and
gold shading. Finest seedling from the late Sam
Graham, of Rome, Georgia, it was introduced last
year by Quality Gardens and highly regarded by all
critics. Large flowers, stems reaching three and one-
half feet in height, hardy, and a fine increaser.
CALCUTTA Each $6.00
A very tall and imposing flower in soft cocoa-
brown tones, entirely overlaid with a bluish veil. Of
bold growing habit, widely branched, carrying more
than a dozen blooms per stalk. Height four feet. This
is one of a series of blends grown by Dr. Kleinsorge
selected for introduction in 1938.
CALIFORNIA GOLD Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
The deepest large flowered yellow, being a seed-
ling of Grace Sturtevant and unquestionably hardy.
Does not fade, and shows no paling in standards,
falls, or beard. Said one iris enthusiast, gazing upon
one of its full blown golden blooms for a full minute,
"It isn't so. There is no such iris". Runner-up for
Dykes Medal in 1937.
CASQUE D'OR Each $15.00
Deep old gold standards, considerably ruffled,
with greenish mid-ribs. Falls are richest blackish
maroon or oxblood, depending upon whether seen
with the sunlight on or through the flower. Height 34
to 36 inches. This slightly resembles El Tovar, but is
brighter and even more striking. •
CHARM Each $4.00
Bright strawberry red, with very little reticulation
at the haft. Of large size but medium height, from
CHEERIO Each $2.00
A popular variety of recent introduction in the
bright red class, with tan standards and flaming red
CHINA MAID Each $5.00; 3 for $12.00
Here we are again confronted with the almost im-
possible task of describing an indescribable iris! This
is in shades of pink, golden copper, and lilac, smooth-
ly blended together. It was one of the loveliest new
ones we viewed last season, with large size and fine
form adding to its high quality. It is truly different.
CHOSEN Each $15.00
The great new yellow from Southern California.
It is of tremendous size, solidly colored throughout, a
rather metallic shade of yellow with odd greenish
cast. It is not a dirty green, however, and we mention
this greenish yellow simply to set it apart from the
deeper golden yellows. It is a flower of pure color,
even the beard being the same uniform shade.
CHRIST ABEL Each $7.00
Red . . . and it will not disappoint the most exact-
ing critic. Introduced without glamour, Christabel has
become increasingly popular with wider distribution.
For sheer brilliance we rank it second only to the new
Red Gleam from the same originator. Glorious in a
garden clump, almost a self, of large size, over three
CITY OF LINCOLN Each $20.00
Brightest, largest and surely the finest of all varie-
gatas. Clear golden yellow standards, broad fiery
red falls, startling in their contrast. Of bold habit, one
of the triumphs from Hans Sass.
COPPER LUSTRE Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
Dykes Medal, 1938. Absolutely unique, a magnifi-
cent iris from the hand of Dr. Kirkland, who gave us
Desert Gold, Black Wings, and a number of very re-
cent novelties certain to make a fine impression on the
iris growing public. Copper Lustre positively glows in
its bright copper, gold, and pinkish tan blendings. It
is a huge flower, with lush foliage, and in the garden
of its originator was the center of attraction and com-
ment when the American Iris Society met in Nash-
ville. H. M. AIS 1935, A. M. 1937. See page 15.
True to prediction, this
great iris, often referred
to as "the iris of the Cen-
tury", came through to
win the highest award
possible last season.
Entirely different from
all others, its great pop-
ularity has resulted not
only from the odd and
beautiful copper tone of
its flowers, but also from
the fact that it seems to
perform well in all sec-
tions of the country.
Where it is established
on two year plants the
flowers are of great size,
on excellently branched
stalks, and the foliage is
healthy and vigorous.
Hardiness is proven
without any question.
The picture alongside is
but a fair likeness — it
does not convey the
brilliance nor the cop-
pery sheen which dis-
tinguish the actual
Three for $8.00
A Wm. Mohr seedling that stands almost 40 inches tall, with giant
flowers of a uniform gray-lavender veined violet. There is a faint rosy
glow over the entire blossom. ORMOHR is not only the result of a
rare and difficult cross, but it contains a quarter Bruno blood and is
itself an abundant producer of seed when crossed. "Perhaps the
boldest iris grown/' says a nationally known critic. A rugged grower,
well branched. Each $20.00
Coolei^ QandlenA, silverton, Oregon
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CORALIE Each $1.00
A blend of pink and red that approaches raspberry
color in effect, with a dazzling note added in the
bright golden beard. With this fine variety Dr. Ayres
has scored honors again, for Coralie was awarded an
H. M. by the AIS in 1932 and in 1933 was given the
Dykes Medal. Such recognition stamps it as a certain
leader for many seasons to come.
CORINTHE Each $5.00
A new French introduction from Cayeux that was
awarded a special Certificate of Merit in Paris in
1934. The flowers are of immense size and beautiful
coloring, with broad arching standards of rich silky
bishops violet. The falls are broad and spreading, of
richest velvety bishop's violet. A strong grower,
reaching four feet in height. Very few rhizomes.
CORONET Each $22.50
Soft rose-beige with a golden tone, a new color
and one of the leading novelties from Quality Gar-
dens in 1938. Produced by David Hall, the man who
originated the iris on our cover and four of our new
offerings for this year. Coronet is tall, widely branched,
with fine rounded flowers of large size.
CREOLE BELLE Each $1.50
A very dark blue purple, with odd brownish stain
about the hafts. Individual in effect, of large size and
excellent habits. One of the recent things from Col.
Nicholls, awarded an H. M. in 1936.
CRYSTAL BEAUTY Each $1.00
A new white from the Sass Brothers, said by some
to be the cleanest white yet produced. It has been
highly praised by critics in the Iris Bulletins. Height
CYRUS THE GREAT Each 75c
A great, flaring, dusky rich purple self. Huge in
size, very heavy flowering. From Chancellor Kirk-
land, producer of Copper Lustre.
DAUNTLESS Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Probably the most popular and widely known of
all so-called red irises. Although we now have sev-
eral newer introductions that surpass it, none the less
Dauntless remains near the top, and there has never
been sufficient stock to supply the demand. The
blooms are of great size, on tall heavy stems, and last
over a long season. The coloring is rich velvety red,
with very little of the blue or purple undertone. A
former Dykes medal winner.
DEPUTE NOMBLOT Each 25c; 3 for 50c
One of the world's greatest irises, a French intro-
duction that has proven extremely popular every-
where. Standards light glowing rosy-purple, over-
laid bronzy gold. Falls very wide, spreading, pur-
plish garnet-red shading to lighter rosy bronze at the
edge. Deep orange beard. Over four feet tall, espe-
cially well branched. A Dykes Medal winner in
DESERET Each $2.00
Here is a "brushed" variegata, a flower quite
apart from others of this class, creating a red-orange
tone in the garden. As exciting and gay as a gypsy
carnival, says the introducer. Standards are very
deep yellow, falls the same heavily brushed chestnut
DESERT GOLD Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Among the earliest of the tall bearded group. An
extremely large, fine formed, smooth clear yellow.
Standards are nicely domed, pure light yellow. Falls
are extra broad, pure yellow with very rich yellow
beard. It certainly is deserving of a position among
the best new introductions. Plant a clump in front of
several clumps of Santa Barbara — they bloom to-
gether, and what a picture! H. M. AIS 1931; A. M.
DESTINY Each $3.50
From New Zealand. A great heavy flower of deep-
est blackish bronzy purple, with rich golden beard.
If you think the ultimate has been reached in such
colors, wait until you see this one and Directeur
Pinelle . . . they are both real surprises!
DIRECTEUR PINELLE Each $2.50
Among the arrivals from France in recent years
this ranks near the top. Few iris are of greater size,
with such splendid form and branching habit. The
color is richest maroon purple, with bronzy under-
tone. Newly opened blossoms are almost black.
DOGROSE Each 30c; 3 for 75c
A very beautiful, superb pink iris, with very large
oval shaped flowers in a uniform shade of soft rose-
pink, with deep gold beard. The stalks are almost
shoulder high, and it is a profuse bloomer. This vari-
ety will show up to best advantage after it has be-
come established a full year. Winner of a silver
medal in England. Small rhizomes. Shown in color
on page 23.
DORE Each $1.50
A yellow and cream bi-color, the standards being
light yellow and the falls creamy white. It is the only
color combination of this kind in our list. Large flow-
ers on 36-inch stalks.
E. B. WILLIAMSON Each $15.00
Glowing coppery red blend, a deeper and redder
effect than Rosy Wings. The originator, Paul Cook,
of Bluffton, Indiana, has raised thousands of seedlings
over a period of many years, and this is his first
introduction. We saw it there last season and prompt-
ly bought stock. Not to be confused with either the
reds or the coppers, it stands in a special niche all its
own. Large flowers of silky texture, fragrant, on 3-
8 for *25
You Select Them — Two from
the first set, two from the sec-
ond and four from the third.
Kindly observe the conditions of this offer. . . .
Do not select more than two from the first set, two
from the second set, nor more than four from the
last set. Please do not request us to accept an
order for less than eight nor to substitute varieties
not in the list.
EASTER MORN Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Remindful of all that is pure, like the candles and
lilies at an Easter service. A creamier and heavier
white than Purissima, with a rich golden center,
flaunted on giant stalks that spring from broad
sword-like foliage of vivid green. A flowering speci-
men in one's garden is a sanctuary for all visitors.
EL CAPITAN Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Here is one of the best and most popular irises
ever originated, a gigantic light manganese violet
bicolor, a frequent winner at the shows, and a real
stunner in the garden.
ELKHART Each $4.00
Deep chestnut red, introduced in 1937. This iris
appears red in certain lights, brown in others, with a
vivid beard. It is large in size, rounded in shape, with
well branched stems. A seedling of Ethel Peckham
crossed with King Tut, produced by Mr. Lapham, of
ELLA WINCHESTER Each $4.00
Deep mahogany red self with very long velvety
falls. Absence of haft markings give it great depth of
color. 30-36 inches.
EL TOVAR Each $1.50
A gorgeous variegata blend, in rich brown-yellow
and blackish maroon, with a yellow glow at the heart.
This iris is one of the foremost of all new introduc-
tions of the past three years, having been awarded
an H. M. of the AIS in 1932 when first exhibited.
Nothing like it. Height 3 feet.
EROS Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Very tall salmon colored self, possibly the nearest
to this color ideal that has ever been offered. The
throat is lit with gold, giving it a brilliance and
warmth especially telling in garden effect.
ETHEL PECKHAM Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
Large, perfectly formed flowers of a blazing red-
dish tone. This iris, placed on the market in 1932,
has enjoyed tremendous popularity. The color is
extremely bright, nearly a uniform shade in stan-
dards and falls. It boasts every good point in grow-
ing habit, and in addition usually throws up occa-
sional stalks throughout the summer and fall!
ETHEL WYN DUBUAR Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
A new outstanding pink, produced by E. G. Lap-
ham, of Elkhart, Indiana, and introduced in 1933. A
heavy flowering variety, it evoked the following com-
ments in the AIS Bulletin for October, 1933: "The
largest flower of any pink I have seen. A 'best seller'
in my garden. A larger flower than Pink Satin."
Deep pink in general effect, with lemon beard. Height
3 feet. See page 39.
ETHIOP QUEEN Each $15.00
We hear a lot about "black" irises; this is surely a
near approach, with standards of deep blackish violet
and falls practically coal black. The substance is
extra heavy and velvety, with a glistening sheen.
Medium in size, 30-36 inches tall, well branched.
Schreiner's own seedling, introduced in 1938.
EUPHONY Each 20c; 3 for 50c
The standards are mustard yellow, waved and
fluted, stained with light brown at the tips. Falls
are squarely held, mustard yellow, flushed with
blue in the central portion and overlaid soft brown.
This is a lovely and bright color harmony, and the
great freedom of bloom of this variety makes it a
heavy favorite. See color reproduction on page 23.
EVELYN PULLAR Each $10.00
A new departure in tall bearded iris, one which
begins blooming in late fall and continues throughout
the winter. Full account on page 40.
FAIR ELAINE Each $25.00
Selected by us as Salbach's finest new introduc-
tion last year. Yellows are now plentiful, but this one
is distinct and beautiful in its own right. Standards
are almost cream, the falls an emphatic brilliant yel-
low. The whole is enlivened by a vivid orange beard.
A real color break and a lovely iris. Height 40 inches.
FAR WEST (Kleinsorge. 1936) Each $6.00; 3 for $15.00
Shown on page 19, a warm and mellow blend of
salmon and golden sand, of coral and henna, with
a soft glow at the heart. Originated in the West, and
containing that multitude of tints seen in the western
sky at sundown. Of bold and sturdy growing habit,
the big blooms are well spaced on fine stalks reach-
ing 40 inches in height.
The likeness of this flower is achieved by a new
process and we guarantee its absolute accuracy,
although some reduction in size was necessary.
FIESTA Each $6.00
Sparkling copper standards, apricot-orange falls,
a very gay affair! The large oval blooms are well
held on 3-foot stalks. Here it seems a bit too lush in
growth to flower consistently, so we do not recom-
mend it for moist climates. In California and similar
climatic sections it is excellent.
FRIEDA MOHR Each 20c; 3 for 50c
Dependable anywhere, despite the fact that it was
originated in California and contains tender blood,
it is perfectly at home in Ohio, Minnesota, and New
England, as well as in the moist climate of the Pacific
Northwest. The color is a lively shade of violet-pink,
standards slightly lighter than the falls. Its huge
size and great height make it a leader in any color
class. See color illustration on page 23.
FRIVOLITE Each 30c; 3 for 75c
The general effect is one of brilliant shrimp-pink,
with golden glints. This French introduction is of-
fered as a great improvement upon the fine variety
Marquisette, being a deeper shade. A very lovely
and unique novelty, at its best when established a
year. It increases rapidly. See page 23.
GARDEN MAGIC Each $20.00
A red self of a shade similar to the falls of Shirvan.
In other words, a deep, rich pansy-like tone and qual-
ity in a seven-inch blossom. There is scarcely any
veining and a rich orange beard adds to its effective-
ness. Grows to 40 inches in height. Very few rhiz-
GENEVIEVE SEROUGE Each $1.00
Of soft pastel shades, tan in the standards with
faint blue flush, the falls misty blue with edge of
honey yellow. This is a vigorous grower, reaching
almost four feet, with large blossoms and well-
branched stalks. Much more colorful than Ningal and
other pale blends.
GLORIOLE Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00
Described as an "ice blue self", this introduction
by Merton Gage was the outstanding new iris in New
England during the past three seasons. Critics in that
section waxed very enthusiastic when it was first
shown, and it was immediately awarded an H.M. of
the Iris Society. Of huge size, the pale blue petals
are entirely overlaid with frosty crystal-like particles.
Wonderfully formed and surely a most noble flower.
A. M. AIS 1935. Seepage 18.
GLOWPORT Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
Solidly colored glowing wine red, introduced at
this low price to acquaint customers with the superb
seedlings from Mr. DeForest. See pages 8 and 1 1.
GOLDEN BEAR Each $2.50
Deeply colored uniform yellow of medium size,
prolific in flowering habit. The well branched stalks
average three feet or more in height. From the origi-
nator of California Gold and Happy Days.
GOLDEN FLARE Each 30c; 3 for 75c
Flame colored! And that is no exaggeration. It is
many shades deeper than Talisman, with much more
orange and a salmon-rose dominating background.
As a garden subject it creates a flash of brilliance
equaled by few sorts. Medium in size, with slender
stems; a color jewel that will captivate you.
GOLDEN HELMET Each $1.50; 3 for $3.00
A huge King Tut, with very ruffled standards and
ox-blood red falls. The public has long wished for a
flower of large size with the bright red falls of the old
favorite King Tut, and we have it here, with brighter
standards and attractive ruffling to enhance it.
GOLDEN HIND Each $5.00
No yellow iris in commerce contains the deep but-
tercup tone of this English origination. There are
larger new yellows, but certainly there are none so
nearly the ideal in clear rich color. The tone deepens
at the haft, due partly to the vivid orange beard.
GOLDEN LIGHT Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
A seedling of Euphony, with the distinctive form
and size of that lovely ruffled variety. The difference
lies in the rich orange-cinnamon color of this new
variety — something new in the tan group. Very
bright and of wonderful carrying quality. 40 inches
tall. Shown on page 27.
GOLDEN SLIPPERS Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00
Beautiful flower, fine shape, prolific bloomer. A
1939 introduction of great garden merit. Shown on
GOLDEN TREASURE Each $7.50
Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich
golden orange all about the central portion of the
flower. This gives it a distinction so striking that it
will be immediately singled out in a planting of
hundreds of varieties. We saw this as a seedling in
1935 and regarded it as the finest un-introduced iris
we saw that year. Produced by Robert Schreiner in
St. Paul, Minn., it is most vigorous and grows to 40
Late in the season we must reserve the right to substitute in
case of shortage in this bargain list from list on page 38.
12 Starred for $ 2 00
Any IS for *2 50
All 25 for *4 00
ANNE MARIE CAYEUX NOWETA
*VENUS DE MILO
* FRIEDA MOHR
GREAT LAKES Each $7.50
A new clear blue self, grown in Canada by Lyman
Cousins, of London, Ontario. A broad, spreading,
regal type of flower, with handsome foliage and finely
branched four-foot stalks. Color is about the same
shade as Shining Waters, slightly nearer to true blue,
however. Standards are tightly closed, no veining at
the haft, and the flowers hold their color remarkably
well. Awarded the honor of Highly Commended last
season. Pictured on page 6.
GUDRUN Each $1.00
Heavily textured enormous white, from the well
known Mrs. Dykes in England. The flowers are very
long, with falls that spread outward at the tips. Beard
is brilliant orange. This is a warm, or creamy white,
with a slight gold sprinkling over the entire bloom.
A one-time winner of the Dykes Medal. See page 20.
HAPPY DAYS Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A solid uniform bright yellow, in size as large as
the giant El Capitan, and acclaimed by every iris
critic who has seen it. Compared with California
Gold, Happy Days is a brighter yellow, with a slight
undertone of orange, as against the deep greenish-
gold of the former. They do not compete with each
other, being entirely different and similar only in that
they both are ultra modern extra fine yellows. H. M.
IMPERIAL BLUSH Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
A new creamy pink, tall, with very large blos-
soms, of delightful perfume. The stems reach 40
inches in height. A Sass production, vigorous and
very free flowering. This does not carry any of the
yellow glow of most other pink toned irises.
INDIGO BUNTING Each 50c
Something different in clear blue, a rather deep
shade, nicely formed, with an odd brownish suffusion
near the haft. Flowers are freely produced, making it
excellent as a garden or landscape subject. Good
blues are in keen demand and this is one of the best.
ITASCA Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00
Raised by Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge, Silverton, Oregon.
A positive self of the darkest, yet most vivid, deep
amethyst. It carries no veining whatsoever, and the
great depth of tone is intensified by a heavy brown
beard, underlaid with blue. The texture is like silk,
and the flowers are rounded in shape, with nicely
branched stalks 30 to 36 inches high. See page 34.
JASMANIA Each $8.00
Picked by many critics in all sections of the coun-
try as the best yellow in commerce. It is tall, very
large, beautifully formed, of heaviest substance. The
color is about that of a ripe banana! Near the center
is a faint suggestion of light brown, and a still fainter
flush of pale blue in the center of the falls. Thus it
cannot be termed a clear yellow, although it is almost
so, and is actually the more beautiful for its blended
additions. Truly one of the iris of the day, and one of
Dr. Ayres' greatest achievements.
JEAN CAYEUX Each 75c
Certainly one of the most beautiful irises we have
ever flowered in our gardens. Likewise, it is one of
the most unusual in color — a soft, smooth, light buff,
described by some as "coffee colored" and by others
as Havana-brown. The form is perfect, and the size
is larger than average. It is splendidly branched, over
three feet tall, and flowers over a long season.
JEB STUART Each $2.00
Deep blackish brown, with rich orange beard. A
great improvement on Grace Sturtevant, being larger,
taller, and of much better form. Awarded an A. M.
by the American Iris Society in 1935. Limited stock.
JELLOWAY Each $6.50
A new and spectacular yellow iris, as deep in
color as the famous Golden Hind, oval in form, with
golden yellow beard. This variety has brought on
much discussion, everyone agreeing that the color is
unsurpassed. It was awarded the A. M. of the AIS
JERRY Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Raised by Mr. E. G. Lapham, Elkhart, Indiana.
We take particular pleasure in being numbered
among the joint introducers of this perfectly formed,
extremely brilliant red iris. Mr. Lapham has a splen-
did reputation for quality in his previous introduc-
tions, and enthusiasts will find that Jerry is very
close to the reddest thing ever turned out in an iris.
Not only that, but the large rounded flowers are as
near perfection as could be desired. Height three
feet, rapid of increase, hardiness unquestioned. We
recommend it whole-heartedly.
JOYCETTE Each 85c; 3 for $2.00
Red, that is, as red as any iris we have and with
both standards and falls in identical tones. This is a
fine grower, with tall sturdy stalks and extra large
flowers. Some critics declare this better and redder
than Ethel Peckham; they are somewhat similar,
Joycette undoubtedly being the taller of the two.
No doubt but that this ranks with the leading intro-
ductions to date. We have a wonderful stock of it.
JUNALUSKA Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
One of the finest novelties in commerce today, a
unique blend of red, copper, and rose. A member of
the trio of especially worthwhile things produced by
the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Dr. J. H.
Kirkland, the other two being Copper Lustre and At
Dawning. This flower possesses tremendous garden
value with its glowing copper-red effect, and leaves
nothina to be desired in the way of size, height or
form. Runner-up for Dykes Medal, 1938.
KALINGA Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhi-
bition spike, but as a garden specimen as well. The
broad, spreading, ivory textured blooms generally
come out in groups of three or four simultaneously,
and each stem will carry from twelve to fifteen flow-
ers, with perfect spacing. An offspring of Dolly
Madison, its hardiness is beyond question. Four feet
in height. Illustrated on pages 16 and 24. H. M. 1936.
KHORASAN Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
New blended variegata, with peculiar "auburn"
tinted falls flushed violet. The standards are dull old
gold. Petals are waved at the edges, very heavy in
texture. A Sass introduction of 1937.
K.V. AYRES Each $1.00
Very pale coffee color, tinged lavender and cream.
A huge soft blend with very tall stems and heavy
foliage. This iris was named by Dr. Ayres in honor
of his wife, a sure sign that he regarded it most
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
The sensational new seedling of the famous vari-
ety W. R. Dykes. A really magnificent flower in clear
primrose yellow, with firm silken texture. It is one
of the most stupendous in size and foliage in our
We have several reports of excellent success in
Nebraska, Ohio, and New England, where this iris
has been very well grown. Not nearly so deeply
colored as either California Gold or Happy Days, it
is nonetheless one of the most beautiful varieties we
have ever flowered, and will take its place among
LA FERIA Each $4.00
An odd French-grey self, with brownish stain near
the haft. A subtle and lovely combination of colors,
the flowers very large with wide hafts and flaring
form. 40 inches.
Each 25c; 3 for 50c
A huge flower of the Cardinal type; rich deep
claret falls, seemingly of pure velvet, and standards
of deep blue, slightly bronzed. The color combination
is a bit like that in Sir Michael, although Legend is
considerably darker all around. The flowers are en-
livened by a heavy gold beard. Here is one of the
largest and most majestic irises in commerce today,
with every possible good point, and the price is rea-
sonable for such a new introduction. From the Ware-
ham collection in Cincinnati. One of Schreiner's "1C0
Super-Iris". Shown on page 22.
LIGHTHOUSE Each $5.00; 3 for $12.00
A very bright rose blend, of bold growing habit
with enormous blossoms. In effect an old rose self
with a most brilliant center of yellow and fiery gold.
Among the hundreds of new iris seen on our trip in
1937 this struck us as among the outstanding half-
dozen. A California production, but being a seedling
of Helios x Rameses its hardiness is assured. It was
particularly fine in New England.
Here it is —
The Annual 5 DOLLAR
ANY 10, YOUR CHOICE
For $5.00, Postpaid
SEVEN ONLY from the list on this page.
THREE ONLY from the list on page 27.
Select AIXY 7 of the following 21 varieties ;
The Black Douglas
LILAMANI Each $7.50
Silky new blue-black from Jacob Sass, taller, larger
and darker than Black Wings, say the reports reach-
ing us. We have not bloomed it at the time our catalog
LILY PONS Each $2.50
Tall, well branched, flaring pinkish blend. The
flowers are large, rather narrow at the haft, but of
heavy substance and well formed.
LODESTAR Each 25c; 3 for 50c
One of the last to flower, this bright combination
of glittering yellow standards and very dark brown-
ish falls is a real "high light" in any garden. Flowers
are of perfect formation, lavishly produced. Height
about two and a half feet. Very small rhizomes al-
MARY GEDDES Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
In the forefront of American introductions during
the past two or three seasons, and for that matter, one
of the finest and most distinct irises of all time. The
color is light ochraceous salmon, the falls stained
deeper. In our garden it has always exhibited four-
way branching habit, and is one of our longest last-
ing varieties. Very little stock available anywhere in
the country. Awarded an A. M. at Wisley, England,
in 1933. Dykes Medal, 1936. See page 38.
MARY SENNI Each 50c
Huge mauve blend, a sort of ashes of roses com-
bination, with golden beard to relieve the sombre-
ness. Produced by the great Frenchman, Millet, this
iris was named for the foremost iris critic in Italy. We
do not have any other iris near this color in our en-
tire collection, and stock is offered by very few
LOUVOIS Each $12.50
Brown, deep rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur
of an animal. This new French sort was one of the
outstanding surprises last year. Stock is very limited
in this country and when collectors of novelty iris see
it in bloom a shortage of plants is almost certain to
follow. Standards are a decided brown tone, the falls
exceedingly dark blackish-brown, shading out slight-
ly at the edges to match the lighter color of the stan-
dards. The finest and most unique iris from Cayeux
in several seasons.
MAGENTA Each 20c; 3 for 50c
Very deep amethyst-violet, a shade not compar-
able to any other iris. Very free blooming, with flow-
ers better than average size. This is another variety
which makes a grand showing on a two-year clump,
and especially when planted adjacent to pink or
MARCO POLO Each $4.00; 3 for $10.00
For several years we have heard of the spectacu-
lar red seedlings grown by Robert Schreiner in St.
Paul. In 1936 he introduced two of them — Marco Polo
and Beowulf. This one is the more brilliant red of the
two, with lustrous rose standards and vivid crimson
velvety red falls. There is no venation on the haft
and a bright orange beard contributes a touch of high
MARGARET ROWE Each $3.50
A deep old rose self, set off by a brilliant gold
beard and haft. This fine iris was grown by Dr. Ayres
of Cincinnati and introduced by Mrs. Emigholz of the
MARQUITA Each $1.00
A well named iris in brilliant ivory yellow, with
ochraceous maroon veinings on the falls. The stan-
dards are ivory deepening to sulphur at the base, and
so large that they constitute the major portion of the
flower. Falls are of the same color, but entirely lined
maroon. This very late novelty was one of the two
or three most popular things among our visitors last
MATTERHORN Each $ 1 5.00
The finest and cleanest white iris we have ever
seen. It does not displace Snowking, for they are
entirely different in type, the latter big, bold and im-
posing, while Matterhorn is delicate despite its large
size — ladylike, one might say. There is not a trace of
any color save pure white, other than in the creamy
beard. It is a beautifully branched iris, almost 40
inches tall. A Sass production, introduced by
Schreiner last season.
MATULA Each $25.00
An indescribable apricot blend, one of the newest
of this lovely series from the Sass Gardens. We have
only two or three rhizomes to spare.
MEHAMA Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
A blend of pink and yellow, with an underlying
cast of pale blue. A self in effect, although the stand-
ards are slightly lighter and reflect the glints of dust-
like golden particles. A very large iris, quite early,
on stems from 30 to 36 inches tall. With the sun on
it, or through it, Mehama is one of the most enchant-
ing things in the garden.
MELDORIC Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Huge blue-black self, one of the richest and most
striking irises ever introduced. First offered for sale
in 1930 it has been so in demand that there has never
been enough stock to fill the orders for it. Neither a
rapid increaser nor a free flowerer, it rewards the
owner with spikes of bloom that are well worth wait-
ing for. If this iris were as consistent a performer as
some varieties it would almost certainly have been a
Dykes Medal winner.
MICHELANGELO Each $8.00
A dove-grey self, positively unique color. The
flowers are of large size and excellent form. This iris
is not a fast increaser nor a free bloomer, but stands
alone because of its peculiar shade.
MIDWEST GEM Each $10.00
One of the very best new Sass varieties, a beauti-
ful self of pale apricot yellow, lightly flushed pink. In
habit of growth it is immense, and the flowers are
perfectly balanced in form. Height well over 3 feet.
MING YELLOW Each $25.00
In 1937 and again in 1938 this
iris received more attention than
any other in Mrs. Pattison's fa-
mous garden in Freeport, Illinois.
It is a yellow without a fault —
clear, rich, smooth without vena-
tion, big and slightly waved.
Habit of growth similar to Depute
Nomblot. Mrs. Pattison herself
considers it the most sensational
iris she has ever grown and so
states in her Quality Gardens
MISS CALIFORNIA Each $10.00
Gigantic lilac pink, with the
growing habits of Dauntless, one
of the parents. While not the
"pinkest" iris, the shade of this
one is quite distinct and it surely
has every attribute that one could
wish for in a perfect flower. It
was one of the high spots in the
Salbach display garden last
spring. Midseason, 48 inches.
MISSOURI Each $2.00
Clear, clean blue, of sensation-
al size. There has never been
sufficient stock to supply the de-
mand for this iris, declared by
some observers to be the last
word in its color. Very few plants.
Dykes Medal 1937.
MME. MAURICE LASSAILLY
The only new iris bearing any
resemblance to the American va-
riety Amigo. This new one from
France has a more pronounced
contrast of blue standards and
blackish purple falls edged blue.
It won the Dykes medal in 1935.
The falls are heavy and velvety
with edges a bit wavy. Three feet
MODISTE Each $7.50
The feature iris selected for our cover this year.
A beautiful self of pale mauve-blue, much different
from other blues and lavenders now available. For
three seasons this lovely seedling, actually startling
in size, has drawn the attention of iris critics in the
Chicago section. In color it is similar to the old and
beautiful variety "Mile. Schwartz", but MODISTE is a
flower of broad hafts, full rounded shape, and ideal
growing habits. Stems are heavy, well branched and
around forty inches tall.
MOHRSON Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Seedling of the famous iris Wm. Mohr. For almost
a decade hybridizers have been trying to secure
seedlings from this strange and enchanting flower,
and at last we are able to offer two. Mohrson is much
taller than its parent, of a deep violet color, very
heavily veined still darker. H. M. AIS 1935.
MONADNOCK Each $8.00
We saw this iris put out its first bloom stalk in the
Salbach garden in 1936, and immediately looked for-
ward to its eventual introduction. A flower of tre-
mendous size, solid bright rose-red in color, a seed-
ling of Marquita. Quite late, over 40 inches tall.
MOONGLO Each $1.50
Very lovely and unusual blend of heavy sub-
stance. Standards are pale yellow, falls the same
flushed Chinese violet. One admirer says "the
golden glow of the moon all tangled up with the
rosy clouds of sunset." Large flowers, ivory-like tex-
ture. A new Longfield novelty highly recommended.
Any 10 for *10
ALL 18 of the above, PLUS
Copper Lustre, for $20.00
(Total catalog value, $32)
MOROCCO ROSE Each $10.00
Very large rose-pink self, soft yellow glow at the
heart. A seedling produced by Dr. Loomis of Colorado
Springs and placed on the market by Quality Gar-
dens of Freeport, Illinois, where it was a great favor-
ite of the many iris judges converging there for the
annual iris show. Our stock is very limited.
MOUNTAIN SNOW Each $12.50
Outstanding new white giant from New England,
introduced by the Kelloggs in 1937. Awarded an
H. M. by the iris society in 1936 as a seedling, we
were much taken with it when we viewed it blooming
in its home garden. The form is perfect, with very
broad falls and extra heavy substance. A cool white,
as the name implies, with a very faint suggestion of
blue shadow on the falls.
MRS. SILAS WATERS Each $5.00
Huge primrose yellow self, standards and falls
practically the same shade, with some yellow mark-
ings on a cream haft. One of Dr. Ayres' newest re-
leases. Mrs. Emigholz, the introducer, says that this
iris will succeed where Lady Paramount does not,
giving almost an identical garden effect. Widely
branching stems, three feet and over in height.
MRS. WILLARD JACQUES Each $5.00
A more deeply colored flower than Noweta, which
it resembles in type. It has, however, an overtone of
buffy apricot, setting it apart from other pinks. This
new introduction from Jacob Sass was highly regard-
ed by critics who saw it last spring, not only because
of its new color, but also for its ruffling, abundance of
flowers, and wonderful garden value.
NARAIN Each $2.50; 3 for $8.00
A brand new blue introduced by Quality Gardens
in 1936. Has a silky texture, cream throat, and blue
beard tipped soft yellow.
NARANJA Each $4.00; 3 for $ 1 0.00
The leading introduction from Sidney Mitchell
during the past few seasons, and the first iris of huge
size with a definite orange tone. Taller even than
Happy Days, and practically as large. The falls are
ochraceous orange, with a yellow heart, and the
standards are bright empire yellow, the beard orange-
NEON Each $1.50
"The bright and shining light of the garden."
Thus does the originator, Carl Salbach, describe it.
The standards are bronzy gold, the falls bright and
velvety carmine red, rich and glowing. The beard is
fiery golden orange.
A perfect example of candelabrum type branch-
ing, with 48-inch stalks carrying a heavy quota of
blooms and buds. Has been tested and found hardy
under severe wintering.
NOONTIDE Each $ 1 0.00
Introduced this season by F. A. Thole, of Seattle.
Mr. Thole says this gave him his greatest thrill of a
long iris growing career. Before decid-
ing on a definite name, he called it
"yellow Depute", because it so nearly
resembled Depute Nomblot in form and
habit. The color is a deep solid yellow,
entirely overlaid with a sprinkling of
old gold. This is not to be compared
with Ming Yellow, altogether different
NOWETA Each 30c; 3 lor 75c
A melting creamy pink, except'on-
ally ruffled, much more so than Mid-
gard, and larger than this popular va-
riety. Stock of Noweta is still very
scarce, and as was the case last sea-
son, it is likely to be a sell-out before
summer is far along. Everyone who
sees it wants this frilly, pinky, fluffy-
ruffled dainty newcomer.
OLD PARCHMENT Each $ 1 5.00
A tan-cream, novel in color and per-
fect in shape. A Kleinsorge novelty
listed for the first time. See page 9.
ORLOFF Each $15.00
New plicata of good size and most
unusual color, being a sort of cinna-
mon brown in effect. The ground coloi
is deep cream, heavily dotted and
etched brown with considerable gold
near the center. Along with Siegfried, a
great advance step in the plicata
group. Stock of both these varieties is
extremely limited the country over.
They are the first good tall yellow
ground plicatas and everyone seems
to want them. See page 29.
ORMOHR Each $20.00
Shown on page 16 in fairly accurate
color, although the plates are not truly
exact. This new seedling of the variety
Wm. Mohr drew more attention from
iris critics of national prominence last
season than any new iris seen on the
Pacific Coast. It enjoyed the greatest
sale in dollars and cents of any iris we
have ever introduced, and stock was
sold out before July 1st. We have a
very limited supply of excellent rhi-
zomes again this year, but those ordering late may
be disappointed. Full details on page 16.
PAULETTE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Giant pale blue, a better Loetitia Michaud. From
Millet, the originator of the famous and lovely
Loetitia, and considered as his finest iris. Of enamel-
like lustre, on very tall stems, and with flaring falls.
PHEBUS Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Clear lemon yellow, an exceedingly rapid in-
creases and one of the most popular of the newer
yellow irises. Fine rounded flowers, over three feet
tall, with much branching. A good companion to
Pluie d'Or, with its contrasting shade.
PINK JEWEL Each 30c; 3 for 75c
Not a large flower, but an excellent pink toned
affair where garden effect is desired. The standards
are self colored, but the falls are very heavily veined
deep violet pink over a lighter ground. A very rapid
increaser, thirty inches tall.
PINK OPAL Each 40c
A sister seedling of Pink Satin, of much greater
size and half again as tall. The blossoms are lilac-
pink, self colored, and abundantly produced, al-
though the tall stems are short branched. However,
the blooms appear all along the stalks, so that the
lack of branches is not apparent in the garden pic-
ture. Very beautiful, and a bargain at the price.
PIUTE Each $10.00
Fiery bit of color, a near approach to true red,
without haft venation and lacking blue or purple in
its makeup. One of Quality Gardens real quality
introductions. Three feet tall, of good size, on slender
PRAIRIE SUNSET Price on request.
Possibly the most beautiful iris of all time — a glori-
ous blend of pink, rose, apricot, peach and yellow. We
were among the fortunate few who saw it two years
ago and likewise among the very few who were
privileged to purchase a rhizome last summer at
$100 each! We have one or two to sell this year.
PRESIDENT PILKINGTON Each 20c; 3 for 50c
A very lovely pastel blend, which at one time
bore the appropriate name of "Apparition". When
Mr. Mead saw it blooming in France, he described
the color as "a lavender-blue elephant tone", suf-
fused with bronze. A huge flower, the stalks splen-
didly branched to 4 feet tall.
Standards are pale buff, with faint bluish and
slightly rosy cast. Falls, wide and flaring lavender-
blue with buffy yellow suffusion paling at the mar-
gins. Beard golden yellow.
RADIANT Each $10.00
Standards of burnished golden bronze, falls of
glowing copper red, as bright in comparison with
other iris of today as King Midas was rich among the
iris available when it was first released. Of medium
size and height, perfect form, inestimable garden
value. Incidentally, it bloomed again in the fall in
1936, and also in 1937. Very few rhizomes for sale.
RAMESES Each 20c; 3 for 50c
A symphony in rose, pink and buff, shading to
yellow near the edges, and with a yellow glow at the
heart. Heavy apricot beard. This fine hardy iris was
originated in Nebraska by the Sass Brothers, and was
so universally outstanding that it received the Dykes
Medal in 1932. The big flowers are very freely pro-
duced, late, on 36-inch stalks. See page 22.
REBELLION Each $5.00; 3 for $12.00
Glowing deep blood red, almost a duplicate of
Burning Bronze except that the coloring is far more
vivid. It is described and shown in color on the back
RED CROSS Each $2.00
A rather bizarre contrast of bright rose-red and
white, especially striking in the garden picture be-
cause of its great carrying power. It is almost an
exact counterpart of Mary Geddes in markings and
type, but instead of an orange or salmon cast this one
appears as rose red. A Kleinsorge introduction of
RED DOMINION Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Luxurious red velvet, the shade of a glass of fine
wine with the light through it. The opening buds are
almost black, and the full blown flowers possess a
depth and richness unequalled in any other red iris.
One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. See page . .
RED GLEAM Each $25.00
The most vivid red iris we have ever seen. Intro-
duced and fully described on page 9.
RED RADIANCE Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
A very rich maroon red, especially telling in mass.
Both standards and falls are dark, the falls velvety.
Rapid increaser, very hardy, over three feet in height.
ROBERT Each $1.25
Somehow we have overlooked this in prior years.
Last season we saw it in several Eastern gardens
and it was extra fine. An iris of perfect shape and
smooth substance, a chamois colored self, or perhaps
a yellow-tan would better describe it. Near the haft
there is a very light suggestion of pale blue. H. M.
AIS 1936. Height 3 feet.
ROSARIO Each $6.00
Beautiful ochraceus yellow, flushed and overlaid
old rose. Might be called tourmaline pink with gold
suffusions extending from heart of flower into the
falls. Deep yellow beard, particularly luminous in a
gray atmosphere. Form broadly flaring, very large in
size, finely branched stalks, 40 inches tall. Selected at
blooming time last year among Mr. Thole's seedlings,
his Satsuma being equally fine and a lovely com-
panion to this one.
ROSEL AND Each $ 1 5.00
One of David Hall's new things; a taller, larger
and brighter Coralie. See page 9.
ROSY WINGS Each $7.00; 3 for $18.00
Among the two or three top-most introductions
during the past few years. A blend of rose and cop-
per, with excellent form, flaring falls, large size, 40-
inch stems. One of the few new colors developed in
iris in recent years. Very few rhizomes for sale.
RUBEO Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
An outstanding red from California, of huge size,
excellent branching habit, and four feet in height.
Standards are deep glistening rose, falls deep
maroon of heavy velvety texture. The finest red
among Mohr-Mitchell introductions.
SABLE Each $20.00
Extreme in color and substance, one of the few
iris that might well be termed "black". Sable has
every attribute that a truly fine iris should have, in
addition to its novel color. Paul Cook's second intro-
duction, the other being the magnificent E. B. William-
son. It was a significant honor which befell Mr. Cook
when the iris trials in Rome, Italy, announced the win-
ners — the grand prize and Gold Medal to his E. B.
Williamson, a First Class Certificate to Sable!
SANDALWOOD Each $5.00
A new fawn-brown blend, showing quite a re-
semblance to our own introduction Far West. We
have only a few rhizomes and have not seen it
blooming sufficiently to give an accurate description.
SANDIA Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Bright deep pink blend, unusual with a smoky
veil. An Ohio iris critic, nationally known and whose
opinion everyone respects, wrote us that it was one
of the three or four finest things he saw in 1935. The
blooms are large, and the stems grow to 40 inches in
SATSUMA Each $7.50
Very large flower of pale brown-pink, faintly
shadowed cobalt violet, giving a warm tan effect in
sunlight. Yellow beard, slightly fragrant, vigorous
grower, 40 inches tall. This iris, seen as a seedling,
appeared to the writer as a pure chamois colored self.
SEADEEP Each $4.00
Introduced by F. A. Thole, of Seattle, Wash. We
saw this as a seedling in 1936, at which time we
thought it the very finest blue bicolor in the world. It
is a seedling of Santa Barbara crossed with Buto, and
it combines the clean blue of the former in the stan-
dards with the rich blue-black of the latter in the falls,
but unlike either it is just a little frilly in its segments.
Tall stems, excellently branched, an abundance of
huge flowers, everything to make it the complete per-
SERENITE Each 50c
If you care for such blends as Persia you surely
will like Serenite. It is a blend of blue and gold, the
standards silvery blue shading to yellowish tones at
the edges, the falls bright blue with golden shadings
and a brilliant orange haft. Heavy substance, widely
flaring falls, stalks over three feet tall. A French orig-
ination from Cayeux.
SHAH JEHAN Each 75c
Said to contain more colors than any other iris in
commerce, this serenely beautiful flower in oriental
smoky shades almost eludes any attempt to describe
it accurately. Standards are creamy buff faintly
edged lavender, the falls very rich velvety chestnut
merging into purple, thence gradually fading out to
a margin that repeats the color in the standards.
Beard is very rich orange. A very late variety, tall,
of large size.
SIR KNIGHT Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A huge deep violet self with domed standards and
flaring falls. Hafts are exceptionally broad, bright-
ened with a rich orange beard. Over three feet in
SHINING WATERS Each 75c
Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an
azure sky in crystal waters. There are many iris
critics who declare this to be the finest of all blue
toned irises. The wax-like texture of the petals has a
startling contrast in the orange beards. It grows to
four feet tall, with many very large blossoms per
stalk. A. M. AIS 1935.
SHIRVAN Each 50c
With the same glowing soft brown and yellow
tones found in the rare rug of this same name, this
iris possesses an exquisite velvetiness and brilliance
equaled by few flowers. Some of our finest pansies
rival it, but seldom do we find an iris so alive and yet
with such depth of tone. A seedling from the hand of
Dr. Loomis, the originator of the famous Blue Velvet.
Of medium height. Stock limited.
SIEGFRIED Each $15.00
An iris they are all talking about and one which
almost everyone would buy if stock were plentiful
and the price reasonably low. A flower of really huge
size, pale sulphur yellow entirely overlaid with a
stippling and dotting of purple. Both standards and
falls are slightly waved at the edges. A buffy over-
tone blends the colors together. We have very fine
stock, but only a limited supply. See page 7.
SIERRA BLUE Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A soft, clear, enamel-like blue. This iris was re-
cently awarded the Dykes Medal of the American
Iris Society for 1935. It is of tall and stately habit
and carries many buds to the stalk. Together with
Shining Waters, Mr. Essig has given us two of the
most outstanding blue irises ever introduced. Sierra
Blue is the deeper of the two. See page 26.
SIR LAUNCELOT Each $1.50
Gleaming chestnut red, with very bright golden
brown standards. In the famous garden of M. E.
Douglas, at Woodbury, New Jersey, it was a center
of interest when the Iris Society members were guests
there last spring. A flower of large size, on medium
height stems, it is probably the most brilliant iris yet
turned out by the Sass Brothers.
SIR MICHAEL Each 35c; 3 for 75c
Unquestionably the finest blue and purple bicolor
in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep
rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded
as the finest iris ever to come from England and a
sensation wherever shown. In our own wet North-
west, in dry and sunny California, and in Nebraska,
Ohio, and the colder Minnesota and New England,
we found it blooming equally well. A super iris, if
ever there was one.
SMOLDER Each $7.50
A deep blackish purple with red underglow, self
colored. Beard brown, giving the flower a very deep
and especially rich appearance. This is a most out-
standing new seedling from Col. Nicholls, introduced
last season. Fragrant, well branched, of good size,
almost four feet tall.
SNOWKING Each $5.00; 3 for $12.00
We flowered this in our own gardens last season,
and saw it blooming in half a dozen mid-Western and
Eastern states. It is in our opinion the very finest large
flowered hardy white iris, and because of our admira-
tion for it and our faith in its future we stocked up on
it and can offer a plentiful supply of good rhizomes
this year. Snowking is all that one could wish for in
a truly sensational flower.
SOLITUDE Each $1.50
Nothing gay or flashy about this flower, but for
those who can appreciate subtle beauty in a sombre
iris we are certain this one will be most welcome. A
self of blackish mulberry, with beard in harmony.
Very tall, with a profusion of large blossoms.
SOUVENIR DE F. DENIS Each $10.00
Cayeux's entry for the blackest iris. We flowered
it last year but the stalk was not normal, being hurt
by a late frost. The flower was indeed dark, almost
a black self, with very flaring falls.
SPOKAN Each $1.50
A solidly colored deep chestnut-red, of great size
— one of the very largest — with an odd coppery suf-
fusion throughout. Once you see this iris you will
make a solemn resolve to eventually own it. In the
McDade garden, amongst a maze of novelties from
far and wide, Spokan commanded the attention of
every visitor. See page . .
SPRING IDYL Each $10.00
Delicate pink and white, an apple blossom effect
in the garden. A new Lapham seedling, see page 10.
STAINED GLASS Each $15.00
Fiery copper-red with the sun through it, dull cop-
per self otherwise. See page 10 for details.
ST. LOUIS Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Glossy velvety purple, with harmonious beard and
mellow, pleasing haft. Of fine oval form, it is a self
in color, with an abundance of flowers and excellent
stems. Introduced by Robert Schreiner in 1934, it
is numbered in his selection of "100 Super Iris".
SUNMIST Each $1.00
An immensely popular new thing from Col.
Nicholls, a sort of cream and yellow blended bicolor.
Standards are glittering pure white, falls creamy
white with deeper central portion and golden beard.
Tall, with slender stems and good branching habit.
TAPESTRY Each 25c; 3 for 50c
A subtle blend of monster size, smoky mulberry
in general color effect, with the center of the fall
intensely colored, passing out to the smoky tones of
the standards. This variety calls to mind Dr. Ayres'
famous "Persia", but the dominant note is dull red
instead of dull blue. TAPESTRY is a favorite of Mrs.
Ayres, who admired it especially as a cut flower in
the house. Shown in color on page 23.
TARANTELLA Each $2.50
A new pink stitched plicata, taller and larger than
older varieties of that type. Ground color is snow
white, neatly marked with pinkish lines about the
edges of both standards and falls. Slightly ruffled.
TENAYA Each 85c
Glowing blackish red-purple, with brownish un-
dertone. Gives a color effect somewhat like Wotan,
but the flower is of entirely different shape. Without
haft venation, its richness is emphasized by a brown-
gold beard. In the Radio City exhibit in New York in
1937 it won highest honors over scores of newer sorts.
THE BLACK DOUGLAS Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
Large blackish purple of uniform shade. Different
in its "black" effect as compared to Black Wings in
that it is on the red-purple side instead of being blue-
purple, as in the case of the latter. Medium height,
fine form and very velvety surface.
THEODOLINDA Each 40c
A gigantic plicata comparable to the famous pair
from California — San Francisco and Los Angeles.
However, this new seedling is a product from the
gardens of Dr. Ayres of Cincinnati, and is therefore
perfectly hardy anywhere.
THE RED DOUGLAS Each $20.00
Possibly more glamour was attached to the intro-
duction of this variety than any iris in recent years.
Seen in only about a half-dozen gardens last year, it
drew the attention of all present. Simply colossal in
size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest plush.
It is a deep rosy-wine-red, solid at the haft with a
brownish cast near the center, beard rich orange. We
are fortunate to have a very fine lot of rhizomes.
TIFFANY Each $10.00
The third member of the great Sass plicata trio,
the others being Orloff and Siegfried. It is soft yellow
in color, with stitchings of bronzy -pinkish-violet, if you
can visualize such a combination! Less formal in
appearance than Siegfried, and gives a yellow rather
than a creamy tan garden effect. Stems three feet in
height. Of the three, Siegfried is the largest, Orloff
the smallest — but possibly the prettiest — and Tiffany
the best in all respects including size, shape, and
general qualities. But many competent critics will
disagree with us.
TIGER-TIGER Each 30c; 3 for 75c
A red iris with tan standards, the falls appearing
more nearly true red than any other iris we have
seen. A heavy blooming Wareham seedling with
very large well formed blossoms. It bears our sincere
TOKEN Each $10.00
One of the new Hall seedlings, a Mary Geddes
garden effect, but smoother and otherwise finer. See
TREASURE ISLAND Each $7.50; 3 for $18.00
A truly gigantic flower of bright, clear, rich yel-
low. Tall stems, not a trace of Dykes blood in its
parentage, hardiness beyond question. Treasure
Island is the nearest to ideal of any of the new yel-
lows we have seen, because there is neither the tell-
tale purple flecking which eventually crops out in
those of the Dykes strain, nor the oftimes tender con-
stitution accompanying them. Still other fine new
golden hued introductions possess a suffusion of olive
on the haft, but not so with this one. The illustration
on page 34 is an exact reproduction in every detail
except size, which is reduced to fit the page.
VISION Each $1.50
There are many variegata blends, such as El
Tovar and Crown Prince, which contain much brown
and deep orange, and which are magnificent iris.
But Vision carries no blending of tones whatsoever, a
contrast of brightest clean yellow standards and very
velvety red-brown falls, margined yellow.
WABASH Each $5.00
A new iris so far in advance of others of similar
color combination that they are simply not in the
race. With clean white 'standards and bright purple
falls, it might have been called "Elk's Temple", so
well does it call to mind the colors of that well known
fraternal organization. The flowers are large and are
borne on well branched stalks reaching almost forty
inches in height.
TUSCALOOSA Each $ 1 0.00
A larger and taller Shirvan, almost identical in
color. We saw this at least three feet tall in Nashville,
splendidly branched and with large blossoms. A Col.
Nicholls seedling, introduced by his son, Jesse.
UKIAH Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00
A tall deep velvety brown iris, along the lines of
Mrs. Valerie West. Of great size and perfect form,
with sturdy stalks and broad foliage.
VALIANT Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A blend of old gold and violet blue, the standards
especially fine. The haft is brilliant gold, balance of
the falls wistaria violet. Bright orange beard. From a
cross made in Mr. Mitchell's California garden by
VENUS DE MILO Each 30c; 3 for 75c
This pure white, of a warm creamy tone, is now
generally accepted throughout the nation as the very
finest, all-round, most dependable under all condi-
tions, of any white iris that grows. Last season our
large stock of many hundreds of rhizomes was sold
out, and because of so much favorable comment we
anticipate a heavy call for it again this summer. One
of the greatest successes from Dr. Ayres, of Cincin-
nati. A. M. AIS 1935. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal,
VERT-GALANT Each 30c; 3 for 75c
Brilliant coppery red, with copper-fawn standards.
A giant sort that has the habit of putting up from two
to four huge stalks from each rhizome. The falls are
edged with the lighter fawn color of the standards,
and the haft is beautifully marked with cream and
brown. This variety is not only a striking exhibition
flower, but it has extra good carrying quality, and
the four-foot spikes dominate the garden. Another
Dykes Medal winner.
VICTORY Each $10.00
Huge violet purple, in style and color quite unlike
other purple iris. See page 1 1.
WASATCH Each $2.50; 3 for $6.00
The largest plicata and one of the largest of all iris.
Of the San Francisco type, with very broad falls and
heavy substance. Color is clear white, with blue
stitching on the haft.
WAVERLY Each $10.00
A 40-inch clear light blue, highly commended by
all judges who have seen it. Originated by Tom
Williams, of Nashville, Tenn. Some friends have
advised us that this is the bluest one yet, but we have
not flowered it as the catalog is written.
WINNESHIEK Each 30c; 3 for 75c
A gigantic blue-black, ruffled, and with a pearly
edge on the falls. Here is an iris which suddenly
sprang into prominence when it was exhibited in
Lincoln, Nebraska, at the American Iris Society meet-
ing four years ago. Every critic fell for its unusual
style, broad segments and rich color — and so will
you! See page 23.
WM. MOHR Each 25c; 5 for $1.00
This strange and beautiful hybrid is named for
one of the world's most famous hybridizers, and is
considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire
bloom is a self color of pale lilac, closely netted and
veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very
lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety
"Susiana", but lacks the dullness of this older sort,
and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower,
produced on stems up to 30 inches tall.
WOT AN Each $1.00
Here is the darkest, richest, and largest, of all the
very deep blends. The velvety purple-brown texture
extends clear into the throat, and were it not for the
somewhat short stem, we would be inclined to rank
this ahead of any dark iris that grows. However, the
foliage is very bold and the stalks are heavy and in
keeping with the size of the blooms. Height is the
sole limitation — about 28 inches.
Any 12 for $3.00
' Alta California
Or you may substitute any from the
collection on page 23.
• Are you one of those flower lovers who
cares but little for names, who has only a
dollar or so to spend, and who wants the
greatest number of varieties with the wid-
est diversity of color for the least possible
If you are, or if you are a curious soul with
a yen to take a peek at our product before
chancing a larger order, here is the answer:
For $1 . . . we will send you not less than
TEN iris, all different, postpaid, but without
labels. Some of them are varieties of which we
had too little stock to list in the catalog, others
will be among those listed in this catalog but on
which we are overstocked. None will be old or
outdated trash commonly offered in "un-named"
For $2 • . • the same proposition but 25
sorts, all different!
Intermediates and Fall Bloomers
Fall blooming irises have been rapidly coming
into prominence, especially with the advent of new
colors and better varieties.
Time was when any old iris, no matter how lack-
ing in form, clarity of color, or other desirable
features, was in popular demand if it exhibited fall
These should make a fine addition to anyone's
Autumn garden. They are the latest vogue in irisdom.
Cosette. Ivory Elf and Red Orchid are NOT fall
AUTUMN DAWN Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Fall bloomer of blended old gold and pink — cer-
tainly an advance in this type. In California, where
it originated, it blooms almost continuously from
August through the winter, commencing again in
April. Height, two feet. Very rapid increaser, in no
AUTUMN FROST Each $2.00; 3 for $5
A large flowered pure white, with
golden haft and beard. A fall bloomer.
COSETTE Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Newly introduced by the Sass Broth-
ers in 1936, Cosette is offered as a fine,
large, broad petaled white intermediate
with every good point.
Each 20c; 3 for 50c
Deep fluorite purple self, with very
rich falls. The opening flower is almost
black, and the heavy blue beard tends
to increase the depth of color. This is
the leading fall-blooming iris in com-
merce today, because it increases very
fast, is most reliable in flowering habit,
and is one of the most beautiful irises in
the garden regardless of its added value
as a re-bloomer.
FROST QUEEN Each 50c; 3 for $ 1 .00
Frostv white, exceptionally free bloomer, and of
perfect form. This has proven very dependable as a
re-bloomer in Kansas, Nebraska, and Tennessee, as
well as on the Pacific Coast. A succession of new
bloom stalks follow each other throughout the fall.
GOLDEN HARVEST Each 50c
Standards olive yellow, tinted blue at the base;
falls citron yellow, tinted blue near the haft. This
introduces a bright and cheerful note in the fall gar-
den, and is the one yellow autumn flowering iris that
is obtainable at a low price.
IVORY ELF Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
The falls are smooth and flaring, creamy with ivory
center; standards are creamy white with golden
flec v s, very foamy in effect. No other intermediate
resembles it, and we are certain that it will be a very
happy companion to tulips and other flowers of early
spring. Height 20 inches.
MARTIE EVEREST Each $2.00
A tall and very well branched fall
bloomer, the best blue autumn flow-
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A fine big glowing red, along the
lines of Indian Chief, but it is a per-
sistent autumn bloomer. Much bright-
er in color than October Opera and
larger in size.
OCTOBER OPERA Each 50c; 3 for $1
A new color in autumn flowering
sorts, a rich wine-red. It is brighter
than the old Opera, much larger, and
is also taller. This is a fine grower,
and in the fall in our garden it was
covered with flowers. Of course it
also blooms in the spring, with the
EVELYN PULL AR Each $10.00
A real winter bloomer, one that begins to flower
after the usual fall bloomers have finished. A con-
tinuous crop of buds carries the parade of flowers
well into spring. Protected from snow and freezing
weather by a box-like frame, one never would guess
that the accompanying picture was made during
Christmas week! Color is a medium to light blue, with
bright orange beard. Stock very limited.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A sure-fire fall blocmer, but not very rapid of in-
crease. Tall, well branched, bright red purple in
color, with blue blaze on the falls.
RED ORCHID Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Very early flowering intermediate, glowing like a
coal of fire in the morning and evening light. Deep
red in effect, violet-carmine technically, it is so recent
as to be hardly known as yet but is certain to be
popular when the public has seen it in flower. Height
SOUTHLAND Each 75c; 3 for $1.50
The Sass Brothers have given us most of our
autumn flowering irises, and now we are indebted to
them for this fine big yellow. The color is deep lemon
chrome, with flowers of large size and thick heavy
substance. Flaring falls and domed standards, the
stems low branched. Vigorous in growth, two feet tall.
r _ I O I _ _ * ^ /"* _ I I _ _ ±. * _ M Eleanor Roosevelt, Golden Harvest, Ultra, Autumn
rdll DlUOrning ^UllCCllUn Dawn, October Blaze, and Southland, for $2.00
for the Rock Garden, the Border
or Flagstone Path
They lead the parade! Right with the Daffodils
come the Dwarf Iris. Short in stature and delicate in
structure, they are none the less stout of heart and
brave the icy blasts and cold rains of early spring
with the courage of a Spartan.
Most Dwarf Irises multiply very fast, creating a
sheet of bloom, and later on, a dense mat of green
foliage. Long recognized as admirable subjects for
the rock garden, and as an edging plant in the flower
border, these miniatures are perfectly adapted to
embellishment of the flagstone path. Scatter them
here and there along the intervening spaces. The
springtime showing will delight you.
CYANEA Each 25c; 3 for 50c; 10 for $1.00
Glowing violet, with white beard. Large flowers
and fine foliage. Fragrant.
DIXMUDE Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Standards analine blue, falls brilliant wine. A
DR. MANN Each 25c; 3 for 50c
A dusky blue and purple bicolor. Good height
for a dwarf, and late-midseason flowering.
ELF QUEEN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
From the garden of Hans Sass we obtained this
new snow white miniature, and it is being introduced
at this time. Much more dwarf than the variety Snow
Maiden, the pure white flowers having a slight cool
FLORIDA Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Bright primrose yellow. A gay and fragrant little
fellow with lots of flowers.
KEEPSAKE Each 50c
New type of dwarf iris introduced in 1936 by the
Longfield Iris Farm, originated by Paul Cook. This
one is of brightest yellow, with slender, graceful stems
bearing from one to three flowers, 12 inches tall.
Fountain-like foliage, with an amazing number of
flower stems per plant. Limited stock.
NEOLA Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
Very odd blend of brown and mauve, lovely and
most unusual. Although low in price the stock of this
is scarce. A fall bloomer.
ROSE MIST Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Soft rose-lilac, ten inches high. One of the newer
Each 30c; 3 for 75c
named — a blackish garnet, with rich buds.
SNOW MAIDEN Each 50c
A new white of very low growth, 10 inches, clean
and lovely, with a faculty for producing an almost
unbelievable quantity of bloom. Like a drift of newly
TAMPA Each 50c
Along with Keepsake, Tampa was introduced by
the Longfield Farm as a new type dwarf. Very red
for a dwarf, on slender 14-inch stems, the flowers
about 2 inches each way. They are lavishly pro-
duced above foliage that is in itself graceful and a
fit subject for the rock garden. Limited stock.
TITANIA Each 50c; 3 for $1.25
Deep buttercup yellow, large, well formed. This
is another late variety and one of Sass's new things.
TONY Each 25c; 3 for 50c
Very brilliant ruby red, almost black unless in
sunshine. In early morning or at sundown it glows
like fire. One of the very best regardless of price.
ULTRA Each 25c; 3 for 50c
One of the largest flowered dwarfs, as well as
one of the tallest (1 foot), and in addition is one of the
bluest irises grown. Besides all this, it is a most re-
liable autumn re-bloomer!
DWARF IRIS COLLECTION
ONE EACH, Tony, Florida, Rose Mist, Neola,
Dlxmude, and the new white Elf Queen, for $1.50.
THREE of each, for $3.50.
Please remember that these are miniature types, and
the rhizomes are indeed tiny compared to other iris!
Withdrawn from our catalog
two years ago because of
scarcity of stock, we now
take pride in again offering
a wide selection of these
gorgeous late June and July
flowering plants. Included in
the complete list on page 44
are four novelties which we
brought in from Japan and
which are now released for
sale for the first time.
Japanese Iris Collections
Large, vicjorou s plants, with two or more fans each, correctly labeled and post-
paid, and packed in damp moss to insure freshness when they reach you.
The 5 Varieties Starred for $1.75
Your choice of any 10 for $3.00
(except last 4)
The ENTIRE LIST of 20 for $5.00
J. A. Hayden
Late in the summer, better make one or two second choices from
the regular list, in case we are sold short on some of the above.
CULTURE OF JAPANESE IRISES
"It is NOT TRUE that Japanese Irises must have bogland or even
water in which to bathe their roots. They love moisture, but will
flourish in any good garden soil if water is applied in abundance and
if the exposure is sunny. The latter point is important. It is useless
trying to grow Japanese Irises in a shady spot. Sunlight and moisture
are the two reguisites for success with these plants.
"Let it be remembered that this type of Iris takes an entirely differ-
ent treatment from the Bearded Iris. Instead of being planted almost on
the surface of the ground, the crowns should be buried two inches.
"Peat can be added to advantage to soil where Japanese Irises are
to go. Unlike the Bearded Irises, which delight in lime, the Japanese
forms prefer a soil which is somewhat acid. Lime should never be used
with them. It is also important that the ground be kept well cultivated,
never being allowed to become hard or dry. A summer mulch of pul-
verized peat lessens the amount of hoeing necessary and helps to hold
"The location should be one where the drainage is good, even though
it be close by a pond. These Irises like to have their roots reach water
in summer, but stagnant water must not stand around the clumps, and
it is imperative that they should not be caked over with ice in winter.
"Japanese Irises must have plenty of room, and must never have
competition from weeds or grass. If they are used in a general garden
away from water, a spot should be prepared for them by digging out a
foot of earth and working in an abundance of well rotted cow manure.
If the earth is at all heavy set the divided clump on a little mound of
sand. When winter comes a light mulch will be needed.
"There is only one way in which to get an abundance of large
flowers, and that is to supply water with a generous hand during the
spring before the buds open." — Extract from "Horticulture" Magazine.
SELECTED JAPANESE IRIS
AIFUKURIN Each $1.00
Sgle. White ground, suffused and heavily edged violet, petaloid
stamens edged petunia violet. An exceptionally beautiful variety.
See page 43, lower right.
BEAUTY OF YAMAMOTO Each $5.00
A new one from Japan, perfectly huge, very deep ultramarine
blue self, deep gold center.
CATHERINE PARRY Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Blue, ovrlaid with rosy red glow; high tufts in center lend
CLOUDY SKY Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. White with crimson tipped petals. Very fast grower.
CLOUD DRESS Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Grey, lined lightly with purple veins.
COLLINGWOOD Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. One of the Kemp varieties, very pinkish in tone, slightly
CONSTANCE Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Pale blue ground, flushed and feathered mauve, yellow at the
ELEANOR PARRY Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Claret red, flamed white and blue as the flower ages.
GENJIYAMA Each 75c 3 for $1.75
Dbl. One of the largest, very tall, a metallic light purple overlaid
blue; orange blotch.
HATSUKI Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. A strikingly blue flower for a Jap iris, uniform in color, neat
in appearance, prolific bloomer.
HARMONY Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. Ruffled oxide blue, veined and edged lilac pink, with orange
J. A. HAYDEN Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Dbl. Giant porcelain white, with edges of petals shading off into
light blue. A very large and heavily textured iris.
JEANETTE PARRY Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. White, very large falls delicately hair-lined with soft blue.
Deep amethyst violet standards.
KARAHASHI Each $5.00
Dbl. Deep magenta-lake in color, very vivid, with extra broad
petals waved at the edges. A lovely rose red tone, with blossoms
of largest size. Recently imported from Japan.
KOHIO Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Dbl. Light lavender ground, densely mottled and veined purple.
KOKO-NO-IRO Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Dark wine red self, orange blotch in center; a very double
variety that blooms extra late. A striking red effect.
KUMONO Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Lavender, with very fine feathering and veining of white,
KURUMA-DOME Each $2.50
Dbl. Another new one which we imported from Japan. This one
is white with a narrow stitching of reddish purple, something like
the plicatas in bearded iris.
LAWRENCE Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. A very large and broad petaled light reddish violet, heavily
sanded white. A Kemp introduction.
MARJORIE PARRY Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. Huge light lavender, almost white, with tufted center. Some
flowers come pure white, others clear lavender, still others
blended together. Fine form and a vigorous grower.
MARTHA KEMP Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. The most prolific growing sort in our collection. A Kemp
introduction of deep lilac pink, brushed Venetian blue.
MARVELLA Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. Phlox purple, splashed phlox pink; a Kemp variety.
MIYUKI-GURUMA Each $5.00
Dbl. A most spectacular gigantic flower of clear white with very
broad frosted edge of brilliant crimson. One of the newest nov-
elties direct from Japan. Limited stock.
MONIJA Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. Rich crimson wine, with hair line edge of white. This is a
robust growing iris with great masses of bloom, medium in size,
quite tall, very velvety in appearance.
NEPTUNE Each 75c
Sgl. Solid wine red with orange center. The tallest Jap in our
collection. Very few plants this year.
NISHIKA Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. Extra large bright rose, heavily marbled and splashed with
white. One of the finest.
OSAMAKU MIYO Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Dbl. A great ivory or creamy white flower, entirely covered with
tiny web-like blue veins. Styles deep blue violet. We have
propagated a large stock and offer it at a price far below its real
OTOMENE Each $1.00
Sgl. The largest Japanese iris grown, some flowers actually
attaining a diameter of 1 foot! A very tall royal purple, overlaid
with a smokey cast. See picture on page 43, upper left.
PERFECT PEACE Each $1.00
Dbl. A new white originated here in Oregon. Of extremely
double form, with a crest-like center surrounded by golden veins.
PRESIDENT HARDING Each $1.50
Dbl. A rare variety that is much sought after, since it is of an
unusual blue tone and extra late. Very heavy substance. Our
stock is extremely limited.
PURPLE GLORY Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
Dbl. Originated also by Mrs. U. G. Smith, who gave us the lovely
white, Perfect Peace. This iris is a giant in size, very deep red
purple in color, with a silky sheen. A very rich piece of color.
RICHMOND Each $1.00
Sgl. Now for the first time in several seasons we are able to again
offer a few plants of this Kemp variety. Of richest velvety royal
purple, lightly splashed clear white. Few plants.
RISHONO Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Dbl. A very heavy flower of rich deep purple, waved and fluted
at the edges, different form than most others.
ROMANCE Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. Heavenly blue, marbled with pinkish lilac.
SHIGA Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Dbl. A bold and massive flower, reddish blue in color, heavily
striped and veined white, giving an effect of oriental porcelain.
SURI Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. Described by some as a "mouse gray" self. This is such a
free bloomer that it almost forgets to propagate itself!
TALMANYA Each 50c; 3 for $1.00
Sgl. Pale king's blue, splashed lighter blue; a finely ruffled sort
of large size.
VERNON Each 75c; 3 for $1.75
Sgl. Bright lavender blue on pink ground, orange center; a very
for Barbaric Splendor
CULTURE OF ORIENTAL POPPIES
There is nothing more brilliantly attractive — more strikingly 'noticeable
in any garden — than a clump of Oriental Poppies.
Many times I had bought plants, only to have them die, and many times
I had planted seed — but with very little success — simply because I did not
know how to care for them. Finally I bought plants in the dormant season
and set them out. After becoming established in their new home they made
wonderful growth in the Fall.
Oriental Poppies are quite hardy, and stay green most of the winter
under a light covering, which they should have. When spring comes the
plants make rapid growth and very soon big fat buds appear. In a few
days, these buds burst into a radiant brilliance, to my joy and satisfaction.
Do not buy Poppies in the spring and expect them to do their best. Buy
them in their dormant season, in August or early September — carefully
plant them — let them get their roots firmly established — the little feeding
roots active and ready for quick work in the spring, and you will have glo-
rious Poppies in your garden, and a thrilling satisfaction in your heart. —
From "The Flower Grower."
AMUNRA Each $1.50
Red-orange, 28 to 30 inches high, flowers 8-9
inches across. Outstanding quality.
CAVALIER Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Larger than the enormous variety Wurtembergia,
perfectly formed, and lasts extra long in flower. The
color is glowing cerise.
ENCHANTRESS Each $1.00
Soft lilac-rose, a near approach to lavender.
Opens perfectly, holds its color remarkably well for
this shade. A true novelty of exceptional merit. Only
a very few plants.
JEANIE MAWSON Each 75c
Melting peach-pink, very lovely and quite differ-
ent from all others in its most attractive coloring.
Large and fine.
KING GEORGE Each 50c
Large fringed flowers of brilliant scarlet, petals
deeply cut like a parrot tulip. Medium height, fast
LORD LAMBOURNE Each 50c
Fringed, like the foregoing but with heavy black
blotches and a slightly different shade.
MANDARIN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
Appropriately colored Chinese red, of great size.
There are no basal spots on the huge flowers. Sel-
dom listed, it was declared by many of our visitors
last year to be the finest and most spectacular poppy
MASTERPIECE Each $1.00
Lilac color, marvelous flower, but should be grown
with slight protection from the sun to prevent fading
of the delicate color.
MRS. FISCHER Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Extra large, very deep red poppy on the tallest
stems of any in our collection. It will easily reach 4
feet regularly, with uniformly perfect flowers, silky
in texture, one of the very best at any price.
OLYMPIA— Sold out for 1939.
PEARL PINK Each $2.00
Very fine and distinct; a delicate shade of light
pearly pink, vigorous and prolific. Appears like one
large tulip within a larger one. Its delicate color can-
not stand the strong reds and bright salmons, and to
see it at its best, should be planted with blue iris or
an early delphinium. Stock limited. Medium height.
Large deep flowers, entrancing
with immense black spots at base.
shade of pink
PERRY'S BLUSH Each $ 1 .00
Blush white, beautifully formed and a profuse
flowering variety. Stock of this is quite scarce.
PROSERPINE Each $1.00
Most brilliant Chinese red, the center alive with
black stamens. Of great size, flowering over a very
long period. Shown on page 45.
QUEEN LOUISE Each 75c
A melting strawberry pink flower of good finish,
with prominent black and red base spots. To 40 inches
RED LACQUER Each $1.50
A new deep dark red, of strong appeal. Stiff erect
stems to 44 inches tall. Blooms 7 to 9 inches across.
SPLENDOUR Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Brilliant, huge, entirely novel in color, this blend of
peach and apricot, entirely overlaid salmon, is un-
like any poppy we have ever seen. Very late, and a
TRILBY Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
One of the last to bloom. Dark, lustrous, deep red,
the petals having a plaited appearance. Very large,
and one of the finest of all poppies.
WATTEAU Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Pure flesh-coral; covered with flowers. No blotch
on petals. This is one of the rarest and loveliest in
scarlet; very tall growing. An
attaining almost unbelievable
THE NEW POPPIES"
Condensed from an Article by A. E. Curtis of Cincinnati and published
in "The Flower Grower".
In describing the Poppies of the past sea-
son one's judgment can be based only upon
the plants seen. The difference between an
extra well-grown specimen and one that has
done poorly is about fifty per cent, so if I
praise highly some variety that has seemed
only ordinary, it may not be so much a dif-
ference of opinion as a difference in the spec-
We will start with the deepest reds.
TRILBY I still feel holds her own. She is
large, tall and stately, a real gueen. WUR-
TEMBERGIA is still the largest and finest me-
dium red with the exception of CAVALIER,
which is very similar but will grow even
larger and finer. In the scarlet or flame red
class, MANDARIN is a beauty, being one
solid color without a blotch. PROSERPINE
with an extra large black blotch though near-
ly the same color gives an entirely different
Now a word of caution in regard to plant-
ing your reds. Be sure to keep your scarlet
and even the medium red of WURTEM-
BERGIA away from the deep tints, or by con-
trast they will look like just another orange
poppy, while by themselves or with the right
surroundings they are brilliant flame or
cerise red beauties.
The orange or red orange (often spoken of
as a brick red), the Poppy of our grand-
mothers' day, will not need any comment.
There are many large named varieties, in
fact some of the largest, but it is a color hard
to harmonize with the rest of the garden and
the newer, clearer and more harmonious col-
ors are so much handsomer that few will
want to plant the former.
For those wanting a profuse blooming
dwarf pink, WATTEAU (flesh-coral) is a little
gem. The great majority of pink Poppies are
salmon pink and there are probably fifty
good Poppies in this color class. Two more
pinks I would not be without are JEANNIE
MAWSON and MRS. J. HAWKINS. A bed of
either of these will stay in bloom for twenty-
one days while the average period for all
others that I have checked is only ten days.
We now come to series of pastel shades
which I wish to designate as cutting Poppies.
When they first open they are very beautiful
and if cut and brought into the house they
hold their beauty; but left outside, they fade
to colors that are anything but beautiful. For
some reason the lilac and purple dyes in the
Poppies do not stand the sun. One Poppy in
this class deserves special attention — EN-
CHANTRESS, a tall, large and a beautiful
lilac rose. It is one of the finest Poppies ever
seen when it opens, but, alas, fades to a col-
orless flower unless taken into the house.
All those who come to my garden want to
see a white Poppy and when they are shown
one, they are disappointed, and personally I
do not care for them. What I want in Poppies
is color. The whites are the only Poppies that
do not grow well for me. Possibly they resent
the fact that I do not admire them. PERRY
WHITE is usually considered a poor doer.
BARRS WHITE and PERRY'S BLUSH are
probably the best. I have used my own near
whites, PEARL PINK and PEARL QUEEN,
which are hardy and strong growers. One
caution is necessary with these. Plant them
with blue Iris or Delphinium, for if planted
near pink or red flowers they will appear a
grey white by contrast and the same caution
applies to PERRY'S BLUSH.
When it comes to color descriptions of Pop-
pies, there is a great variation and on some
varieties every description differs. I have
described the color so it would be best vis-
ualized by the greatest majority of garden-
ers, but some kind of a Poppy Society is
needed to standardize color description and
to straighten out the variations that now go
out under one name.
THE FRESHMAN COLLECTION
Six for $250
THE POST-GRAD COLLECTION
Seven for $500
NOTE: Oriental poppies are best transplanted when perfectly dormant,
in late August or early September. At that time they are one of the
most unsightly of all plants, with no top at all and but little else than a
few strands of bare roots of a fleshy nature. They will be packed in
damp moss when you receive them . . . remove this and plant them
with the crown an inch or less below the surface of the ground, water
well immediately, and do not allow the soil to dry out. They will soon
produce a mop of leaves and bloom gloriously the following spring.
MANDARIN HARVEST MOON
HemerOCalliS— the NEW Day Lilies
"If you are a lover of fairy tales or flowers, here is a story of how the Daylily, an old-fashioned garden Cinderella,
long neglected and abused, has become the princess of the garden, when dressed up in a satin gown by the magic
of the plant hybridizers. ... In fact, within the past five years the old-fashioned Daylily, made over through hybridiz-
ing work, has become fashionable and has taken its place among the elect in our present day flower gardens. . . .
This Daylily is known botanically as HEMEROCALLIS. The word comes from the Greek and means 'beauty for a day',
for most Daylilies flaunt each individual large lily-like flower for just one day and then collapse. The bloom you see
the next day is another that has opened. . . . These Daylilies are among the hardiest perennial flowers we have. They
will grow in glaring sun or in considerable shade; along banks of streams or in dry upland soil. They flourish with
cultivation, but keep right on when neglected. They take no special care, and they have no known insect or disease
pest." — From an article in the Country Gentleman, March, 1934, by Harry R. O'Brien.
A Lovely Stranger Comes to Our Gardens
. . NEW HYBRID
Not that this group of plants is exactly a stranger,
but the new introductions listed herewith are so great
an improvement on the familiar so-called "Day Lilies"
or "Lemon Lilies" that you would scarcely recognize
them as such.
We have gathered together this limited li;t of the finest new
productions from American, English and Japanese hybridists, and
we can assure you that no flower of the summer and early autumn
season will provide greater satisfaction where tones of yellow and
orange are desired. They are especially desirable in the Japanese
Iris garden, or among the lily plantings, for they lend a splash of
color wholly lacking in either of these groups. Eesides, they are
fine cut-flower subjects, for while the individual blossoms last for
only a day, new ones follow so rapidly that there is a continuous
succession of blooms. They are deliciously fragrant.
CULTURE. Simple and easy to grow, they demand only a rea-
sonably moist soil, fairly rich, and prefer — but do not require —
slight shade. They are true hardy perennials. Plants will be de-
livered in September or October.
AMARYLLIS Each $1.00
Tall golden orange, the large blooms shaped like an amaryllis.
ANNA BETSCHER Each $1.00
Large flower of deep orange shaded with bronze. July and
August; a very fine new one.
APRICOT Each 50c
An early June bloomer; light apricot orange in color, and a
very free and easy doer.
CINNABAR Each $1.50
Fine delicate shade of brownish red; sepals and petals strongly
gold-glistening. A ruddy and unusual color, with up to 18 flowers
on a stem.
CISSIE GUISEPPI Each $2.00
Deep copper colored flower with pale yellow throat. Most un-
usual in color, but lacks the size of many others in the list. Scarce.
CRESSIDA Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Deep orange with blooms rather star shaped. Early flowering,
of medium height.
D. D. WYMAN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
Very large flower of golden yellow, with a tawny splash across
each petal. Midsummer.
FLAMID Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
Rich orange yellow with brownish reverse. A very prolific
bloomer, July flowering.
GEORGE YELD Each $2.00
The largest variety in our collection, a huge flower on 4-foot
stems, in color a blend of buff, apricot, orange and terra-cotta. Few
GOLDEN DREAM Each $1.50
Richest golden orange, perfect in form. In our opinion this is
one of the loveliest Daylilies in existence. Rather late, lasting a
HYPERION Each $1.00
Canary yellow self, of great size and bold growing habit. An
American variety which has received special awards abroad.
J. A. CRAWFORD Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Bright yellow with apricot tints, in form similar to the perfection
of Golden Dream, but not such a deep coloring. One of the best.
J. R. MANN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Distinctive flower of frosted apricot, blooming in July and Au-
gust, 3'/2 feet tall.
LUTEOLA Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A most free flowering and easy growing variety, deep orange
yellow, blooming throughout midsummer.
MANDARIN Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Clear lemon yellow, with greenish cast in the heart of each
blossom. Very tall, wide open, recurved type of flower.
MIKADO Each $1.50
Bright orange with the central zone of each petal blotched
ruddy purple-red. A striking and wholly different sort.
MODESTY Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Pale yellow self, with raised mid-ribs on reflexed petals. A
distinct and very fine Day lily, blooming in June and July.
MRS. A. H. AUSTIN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Extra fine deep golden orange, one of the very largest, very
heavy texture. Midsummer, lasting over a long period.
MRS. W. H. WYMAN Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A lovely, glistening pale lemon yellow, with delicately curved
petals. The latest of all.
ROYAL Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Most nearly resembles the rare variety Hyperion, with extra
heavy texture in the petals and sweet fragrance. Color is bright
yellow, height 3 feet, early.
THE GEM Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Deep yellow apricot, one of the earliest, with splendid lily-like
flowers in June and early July.
THUNBERGI Each 40c; 3 for $1.00
An evening blooming sort, of sweet fragrance; clear buttercup
yellow. Late; 4 feet tall.
WAU-BUN Each $3.00
Light cadmium yellow, faintly sprinkled with traces of fulvous
red. Glistens with a golden sheen, and the broad petals are
slightly twisted and curved. This is one of the new and scarce
WOODLOT GOLD Each $1.00
A large crinkled flower of soft golden yellow; a new one listed
for the first time in our catalog. 3 feet tall.
THE JUNIOR COLLECTION
Eight for $ 3°°
MRS. W. H. WYMAN
MRS. A. H. AUSTIN
D. D. WYMAN
]. R. MANN
THE SENIOR COLLECTION
Seven for ? 4?°
We have probably the largest
planting of high class iris in
this country, superior rhizomes
that will even surpass your ex-
pectations. We can and do
produce iris at as low cost as
possible, quality considered,
and in order to prove this,
where price is a consideration,
we will meet all competitors'
retail catalog prices under the
1. The dealer must be recog-
nized as an actual commercial
iris grower, advertising and
doing business on a national
2. We will recognize and meet
only the RETAIL CATALOG
price. All collection offers, pri-
vate letter quotations, surplus
lists, and prices of small neigh-
borhood dealers can not be
3. If you find our list price on
any iris in this catalog to be
higher than that quoted by
some other dealer, simply
mention his name alongside
the variety on your order blank
and pay us only the lowest
quoted price. We will check all
such for verification. We will
not accept orders at less than
20 cents per variety.
4. For our own protection we
must reserve the right to refuse
to accept from anyone any or-
der for any iris. This statement
is made to avoid being taken
advantage of by unscrupulous
persons, although the offer is
made in strict good faith. It
must be realized, also, that late
in the season, as is always the
case, some items are bound to
be sold out.
And if you will please
READ THIS . . .
We shall both be spared
any misunderstanding about
TERMS, TIME OF SHIPMENTS, ETC.
Shipments: Will be made on bearded irises begin-
ning about June 20th. If you wish your order sent
later, or on any specific date, we shall carry out your
instructions. Early shipments permit plants to become
established before winter sets in, but rhizomes are not
as large in July as they would be in August. We pre-
fer to ship around July 10th as an ideal time.
ORIENTAL POPPIES AND HEMEROCALLIS WILL
NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL THE PROPER PLANTING
SEASON, AROUND SEPTEMBER 1st, OR SLIGHTLY
Positively no stock shipped during the spring
Transportation: Prepaid express or parcel post,
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure and
state your express office, if different from postal ad-
dress. We pack in dry excelsior in well ventilated
cardboard cartons and guarantee safe delivery to
point of address. All shipments are insured. Remem-
ber, we PREPAY all costs — the prices quoted herein
are for delivery to your door.
NO ORDER ACCEPTED FOR LESS THAN $1.00
Terms: Cash with order, either check, draft or
money order. Enclosing cash in your letter may re-
sult in loss. 25% will hold until shipping date.
Discount: You may select additional plants to the
value of 10% of your order if it totals $3 or more.
THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO COLLECTION OFFERS,
We Guarantee all bulbs and plants to be true to
name, first size, free from disease and pests, and to
reach you in live and healthy condition. We do not
guarantee them to live or grow in your garden under
conditions over which we have no control.
We have NEVER HAD AN IRIS BORER!
In Rebellion we have *
flower of faultless form an
habit, vivid coloring, su
stance which sheds wat
like a duck's back. In
field where reds and nea
reds are crowding eac
other for attention it is
ways singled out by critic